About I Love the 80s Strikes Back

We just can't get enough of the most colorful, greedy and radical decade ever . so we're going back for more. Crank up the Culture Club, put on your skinniest tie and meet us at the mall for I Love The 80s: Strikes Back!!!

VH1 is bringing its highly successful and hilarious I Love the 80s approach back for I Love the 80s: Strike Back!!!, a whole new bodacious trip down a day-glo-colored memory lane for the Gen X crowd. Viewers will get a fresh dose of the music, movies, TV shows, products, fashions, fads, trends and major events that defined pop culture each year of the decade. From Gremlins to Dynasty, bicycle shorts to Air Jordans, Dr. Ruth to Men At Work ... we will revisit it all from the uplifting to the ludicrous and everything in between.

A new batch of comics, rock stars, actors, and other celebs past and present will reflect on the '80s experience. They'll address all the major questions of the decade: How did Adidas stay on without laces? Who'd win if Jason and Freddy Krueger fought? And most important of all: Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

Viewers will be bombarded to the max with every aspect of '80s pop culture in each year of the most wicked decade on record. We're not just talking music, TV and movies either. We mean everything: toys, cereal, junk food, cars and anything else that helped make our "champagne wishes and caviar dreams" come true in the '80s.

Among the highlights...

  • Ghostbusters grosses millions with outlandish concept: Dan Aykroyd starring in a funny movie
  • GI Joe returns as, a smaller version, of the real American hero
  • Best friend t-shirts and necklaces turn friendship into a fashion statement
  • Gremlins wreak havoc on a small town and the box office
  • Robin Leach gives us a closeup look at spoiled celebrity homes that we will never, ever own
  • Pee-Wee's Playhouse means something totally different then it does now
  • Colecovision introduces Donkey Kong and better graphics--helping kids become addicted to video games even faster and more efficiently!
  • KangaROOS allow us to keep spare change in our sneakers
  • Ted Knight finds living anywhere in the same city as Jm J. Bullock to be "Too Close for Comfort"
  • Fruit Roll Ups use designer chemicals, fruit-like substances and whimsical presentation to make "fruit" palatable for kids
  • The kids from Fame wanna live forever, but struggle getting work after graduation
  • Devo turns ordinary household appliances into fashion accessories
  • Mr. Miyagi shows Daniel-san how to wax on and wax off-all night long!

    So Frankie says "Relax" and enjoy an awesome new look at the neon decade we love to love with I Love The 80s: Strikes Back!!!